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This report presents the UN-IGME's latest estimates, up to year end of 2015, of under-five, infant and neonatal mortality and assesses progress towards MDG 4 at the country, regional and global levels. Estimates to year end of 2016 will be published in September 2017.

In another study done on eggs, it pointed out that eggs may contain large amounts of salmonella, both on the shell and inside the egg.

An increase in the number of laboratory-confirmed measles cases has been observed in Ethekwini and Umgungundlovu districts from July 2017. Photo by Drew Hays on Unsplash

CHENNAI: Animal welfare activists have long been speaking about the cruel practices involved in poultry farming, especially the use of battery cages.

State health authorities are yet to procure a vaccine against the new strain. This, despite a strong recommendation by the state committee, in March this year, to prevent communicable diseases.

KOCHI: That the waste piled up on streets has a correlation with the spread of communicable diseases is an accepted fact, but most of the local bodies in the state have a poor record when it comes

HYDERABAD: Health minister C Laxma Reddy on Wednesday directed Telangana State Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC) to distribute five lakh mosquito nets in the agency

An unusually high number of patients in the state suffering from the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu), primarily known to attack the upper respiratory system, have shown gastrointestinal symptoms t

The National Health Policy, 2017 approved by Union Cabinet focus on preventive and promotive health care and universal access to good quality health care services. The policy seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness.

Close scrutiny: Drinking water jars seized by Food Safety officials in Kozhikode on Saturday.
Food safety officials plan checks across Kozhikode as water crisis looms large

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